Following meeting agreements between Intel Education and SEAMEO CELLL in April and December 2013, the Director of SEAMEO CELLL was invited to facilitate a Master Teacher training course for the Intel Teach Getting Started, organized by Intel Education and Ministry of Education of Myanmar. The course was conducted at Yankin Education College, Yangon, Myanmar, from 4 to 6 August 2014. 40 ICT and subject matter teachers from 5 regions in Myanmar attended the course and were given certificates of course completion, enabling them to cascade training to participant teachers in their local schools once authorized by the Myanmar Ministry of Education.
The Intel® Teach Getting Started Course helps subject matter teachers who have little to no computer experience acquire technology literacy skills and develop 21st century approaches to teaching and learning. The training consists of 12 modules that can be customized to the needs of each school.
The themes of the Getting Started Course include:
Promoting and developing a 21st century learning environment
Fostering critical thinking and collaboration in the classroom
Facilitating student-centered classrooms that encourage student self-direction and higher-order thinking
Acquiring and applying basic technology skills to create teacher productivity tools
Using technology effectively to create products relevant to subject and grade levels
Developing an action plan detailing how teachers will apply their new skills and approaches to enhance productivity and professional practices over time